Love Is Here

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Pain is present in our lives on earth. Anyone who tells you otherwise or leads you to believe that life will be easy must not see all the brokenness around them. The world is in need of one thing. This thing is not expensive or unattainable, it is simply this: love. Everyone wants it, everyone is seeking it, some are just looking in the wrong places or attempting to receive it from the wrong source.

1 John 4:8-9

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”

Those of us who have been the broken know that sometimes love is hard to find. Once we know where to look for it, though, we see it’s all around us. If you are having trouble finding it, let me tell you where I see it: I see the love my Heavenly Father has for me in the beauty of His creation, the kindness of strangers, the love of family members, but most of all, I see the evidence of this love on the cross.

Some people search their whole life for this love, but let me tell you it’s right where you are. It is in the moment when you are on your knees, in every tear, it’s seen every heart ache and downfall, every weakness and every fear. His love is here right now, right where you are, and you know what? It’s been there all along.

Jeremiah 29:13

13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

There is nothing you could do to earn this love. No righteous act could attain the salvation Christ brought to you on the cross. The gift is just that, a gift. That’s why they call it grace.

The best part is that God did not start loving us once we were redeemed. He loved us all along, before the beginning of our lives- before the very first breath we ever breathed. While we were sinning, making mistakes and breaking apart, Christ was there waiting for us to invite this love into our hearts.

Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Once you invite Jesus into your heart you will never be alone. Once you invite Christ to be your personal Lord and Savior, your life will never be the same. Not only are you redeemed, forgiven and saved, you are filled with His Holy Spirit. He will transform you from the inside out, healing pain you never thought could mend and giving you joy like you can’t imagine!

In our weakness, Christ is working through us. Let His will be done in your life. Let Him use your life as a living and breathing testimony of His glory. Sing His praises all over the earth as you glorify the mighty name of Jesus, who came down to rescue us and give us the hope of being risen with Him as we accept His perfect sacrifice on the cross in our place.

Thank you Jesus for loving us when we could not even love ourselves. Thank you for redeeming us when we were not worthy of forgiveness. Thank you for having mercy upon us in our sinful nature. And thank you for loving us first, so that we may experience the love of our Father who art in Heaven.

This song “Love is Here” by Tenth Avenue North is an amazing anthem for the immediacy of God’s love for us. Enjoy!

NOTE: I do not own this video

 

“Love Is Here”

Come to the water
You who thirst and you’ll thirst no more
Come to the Father
You who work and you’ll work no more
And all you who labor in vain
And to the broken and shamed

Love is here
Love is now
Love is pouring from His hands, from His brow
Love is near it satisfies
Streams of mercy flowing from His side
‘Cause Love is here

Come to the treasure
You who search and you’ll search no more
Come to the lover
You who want and you’ll want no more, no

And all you who labor in vain
And to the broken and shamed, yeah

Love is here
Love is now
Love is pouring from His hands, from His brow
Love is near it satisfies
Streams of mercy flowing from His side, yeah

And to the bruised and fallen
Captives bound and brokenhearted
He is the Lord, He is the Lord, yeah
By His stripes He’s paid our ransom
From His wounds we drink salvation
He is the Lord, He is the Lord

Love is here
Love is now
Love is pouring from His hands, from His brow
Love is near it satisfies
Streams of mercy flowing from His side
Streams of mercy flowing from His side
‘Cause Love is here
Love is here

 

 

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